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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    I upgraded to Aperture 3 which is an improvement over earlier versions which had difficulty handling large files. I have no problem working on files 100mb+. But if I were you, I would try it for 30 days then decide. I live near an Apple Store which offers 'one-to-one' tutoring and workshops on their products and software; this does cost $99 per yr. but well worth it to me.

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    I own Phocus and use it for working up files from Imacons. Focus has just basic tools if I am not mistaken. It can't do layers for example right?
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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    [Ph]ocus has just basic tools if I am not mistaken. It can't do layers for example right?
    You're correct... Phocus cannot do layers. Since I never use layers I don't find that a problem.

    Phocus does have a broad array of tools for manipulating and adjusting photo characteristics.

    Phocus is a program for editing photographs. It's not a graphic arts program like Photoshop..

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    PS does have allot of graphic arts tools, but on the other hand, I don't know a serious digital printer anywhere (and I know quite a few) who can get by without PS. To me it would be like trying to rebuild the engine in my car with nothing more than a screwdriver and a crescent wrench. FWIW Lightroom with all its tools is not enough for me either and I end up opening every image in PS.
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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Photoshop haters (such as myself) might wish to have a look at Pixelmator ($29.99) or LightZone.

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    You're correct... Phocus cannot do layers. Since I never use layers I don't find that a problem.

    Phocus does have a broad array of tools for manipulating and adjusting photo characteristics.

    Phocus is a program for editing photographs. It's not a graphic arts program like Photoshop..

    - Leigh
    Sorry my mistake, I am using the Flexcolor software for processing the Imacon files.
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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    I'd be lost without photoshop. Everything I do to an image is based on layers and non-destructive editing. CS5 has proven a critical upgrade; it's the first version with 64 bit capability, so it can address any amount of RAM. Older versions could only address 3gb. Some operations on large files that used take nearly half a minute now happen in a blink.

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Boville View Post
    Photoshop haters (such as myself) might wish to have a look at Pixelmator ($29.99) or LightZone.

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post
    You are pulling our legs right?

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    Not hating Photoshop automatically raises questions about one's aesthetic judgement.

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    Re: Aperture- compared to Photoshop PS5

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post
    You are pulling our legs right?
    Not at all.

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